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Is the movie “Vacation” (2015) a sequel, reboot, or remake?

I saw the movie "Vacation" (2015) on DirecTv last night. I consider the new movie to be a sequel to the original film (National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983), since the plot revolves around the character ...
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Need help, cannot find this movie!

I watched a movie on cable (most likely on IFC or Sundance, but possibly another paid movie channel) sometime between 2004 and 2006. I watched it, along with "House of Spirits" a few times back to ...
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What's the problem with the temperature getting to 88 degrees?

In the Black Books episode "Fever", the characters are complaining that the temperature might get all the way up to 88 degrees. They're in the UK, so I'd assume they mean 88 C, but that's ...
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How was pre-title opening in Spectre shot?

The opening scene in 2015's Spectre has a long continuous sequence which, as an amateur filmmaker, is difficult to figure out how it might have been done. The movie begins as an apparent crane shot ...
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Scary movie from the late 90s/early 2000s, 2 young girl ghosts, a tall man, and Thomas Edison ghost box

I remember seeing a scary movie on TV a bunch of times but can't remember the title. I remember this family moves into a new home near some woods. Their young son starts drawing on the walls of two ...
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Who was the original parasite in Total Rickall?

In season 2 episode 4 of Rick and Morty (Total Rickall), there is an alien parasite that disguises itself by implanting false memories in people's minds. The audience is led to believe that Mr ...
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Car stopped on side of road, passengers threatened with being shot if they try to get out of the car or call for help

So I only remember seeing the trailer for this movie, it was fairly new, definitely in the 2000s most like 2010 or later. In the trailer this family or friends is driving along a road when something ...
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97 views

Which was the first reality competition TV program that used the now common format of eliminating one contestant each episode?

It's now a common trope of the genre, whether it's getting kicked off the island or being told "You're fired!" but somebody had to have come up with this first. Who created the episode-ending ...
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How does arresting Ian exempt Ben of his jail sentence?

In National Treasure, Agent Sadusky reminds Ben that "someone's gotta go to prison". Ben asks him to reach Boston and arrest Ian and his gang. They are obviously guilty as well, but what does it have ...
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Infinite ammo in “The Walking Dead”

The people of TWD seems worry about basic things like food, water and shelter. However, I can't see the same concern about ammunition. I understand the show don't need to be realistic (it's fiction), ...
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Captured arabian man tells his magical story

As a child, probably somewhere around 1994, I remember seeing a movie on TV with an old Arabian setting. It included a man who was supposedly captured by a group of others who was forced to tell them ...
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Foreign movie with angels that pull a lever to stop time

I saw this movie a long time ago, I think on IFC - I just remember an angel stopping time by pulling a steam-punk kind of lever. Driving me crazy for years, please help! I think it was in black and ...
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106 views

Foreign movie with a boiling pan bath scene

I saw a movie perhaps 5 or 10 years ago that I remember to be really good, but I do not remember its title any more. The only thing I remember about it is that it had a funny scene in which 2 ...
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106 views

Teenager picked up a radio signal from space that was trying to warn people of earth that the sun was going supernova

I remember watching a movie years ago about a teenager in Cali that picked up a radio signal from space that was trying to warn people of earth that the sun was going supernova. So he listened, he and ...
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81 views

Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'?

Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'? e Image from here.
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92 views

What is the significance of the cat in the movie “Gone Girl”?

Throughout the movie "Gone Girl", there is an orange house cat that appears in numerous scenes. Is this some kind of symbolism?
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64 views

Movie where kids are transported to an unknown planet in the galaxy/universe

I only saw the trailer for this several years ago (post 2000's) about earth being able to transport people to a planet that they don't know where it is. The trailer described it as a, now contest, ...
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821 views

What is number chart on sniper rifle?

I was watching the movie "American Sniper", In the first 30 minutes scene ,when Chris Kyle is observing the Afghan woman and child carrying Russian Grenade. There is a number chart pasted on his ...
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118 views

Movie with two orphan boys

I saw a movie about late 70s, when I was a child. It was about two orphans, a black and a white boy. They became very close friends and one night, I don't remember why, they were out and it was very ...
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How do the singularity breaches works in The Flash? [closed]

I just saw all 5 currently released episodes of Season 2 from The Flash and got a few questions. Answers to any of my questions will be helpful, some questions might not have been explained but if I ...
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94 views

Thriller/sci-fi movie identification [duplicate]

I am looking for this thriller/sci-fi movie. The main plot is that passengers and crew of an airplane travel to the world that is "behind" time in real world by flying through portal in sky. Anyone ...
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140 views

Movie with some type of creature/alien

I was a kid when I first saw a glimpse of this movie (my parents sent me to bed afterwords for being a creepy movie), but I clearly remember: A scene in which two lab coaties are in a room, a ...
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670 views

What is Bond's first line in Spectre?

At the beginning of the new James Bond film, Spectre, we see Bond and an anonymous girl go into a hotel room. Right at it looks like they're about to begin a romantic interlude, he turns to go. She ...
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130 views

Movie/TV where guys eyes hurt, tear, and burn like crazy while proposing his love to a woman

I'm looking for a movie or possibly a TV show with the following scene in it: One guy gives another guy a little flask with a clear liquid in it and tells him to apply a few drops underneath his eyes ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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108 views

Hero sees an opponent reflecting in someone's sunglasses

I remember a movie which has the following scenes: The Hero is tied with ropes to a chair and he manages to tear the rope with a piece of broken glass. The Hero climbs up or down a mountain. Hero is ...
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118 views

Woman investigates/moves into house that controls everything, kills a guy with a mirror, traps and tries to kill her

Movie starts out with a young couple sneaking onto property and the house wants them gone and either hoses them or turns on sprinklers. House is not occupied. Young woman comes and moves into the ...
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132 views

90s horror movie with a girl in a room full of water

It might be a Dario Argento movie, for some reason I thought it was, however I could be wrong. The scene shows a young girl, between 16 and 21, sitting in a room with stark white walls and white ...
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64 views

Would the paranormal activity also have occurred without finding the camera?

SPOILERS AHEAD In Paranormal Activity 5 Ghost Dimension, it all started with the modified camera which was found. At the beginning, the ghost was just a small glitch above the light bulbs, but ...
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153 views

Textual vs material representation in Blade Runner cinematography

Do the cinematography techniques in Blade Runner use textual representation (image as text) or material representation (image as presence) in order to convey the themes or motifs of the film? I ...
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81 views

Horror movie about a killer in mental institution, before 2006? [duplicate]

I watched this movie on TV 10 years ago,and it was set in a mental institution. I remember there being a killer, who wore a black cover or nylon and killed people in the mental institution. I also ...
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427 views

What's with the “wobbly” swords in Chinese martial arts movies?

In various martial arts movies set in China, we see swords that are "wobbly" (for lack of a better term). Sometimes the effect is subtle, visible only if you pay attention to the moment when two ...
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How does Professor X get his body back? [duplicate]

In the movie X-Men 3 - The Last Stand Jean Grey (as Phoenix) obliterates Professor X. Later in the post credit scene they show that professor X's conscience has occupied a patient in permanent coma. ...
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Why did Cutter betray Angier and lead Borden to kill him?

Why did Cutter betray Angier and lead Borden to kill him Angier at the end of the movie? Angier's wife drowned, Borden's wife hanged, Fallon/Borden hanged. But Cutter had no motive to do any of this, ...
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71 views

What is the opening tune in Four Lions?

Four Lions (2010) has an opening tune. It can be listened to here (if somewhat distorted). It doesn't seem to be on the IMDB soundtrack list for the film. Does anyone know what the tune is, and who ...
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Union contracts and extremely long workdays on movie sets

We've all heard about movie shoots with ridiculously long workdays, e.g., we've heard actors talk about getting up at the crack of dawn, working until the wee hours of the next morning, sleeping a ...
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1answer
101 views

Why is it called / named U.N.C.L.E?

I'm talking about The man from U.N.C.L.E At the middle of the movie I thought uncle Rudi will play a vital role and the film was named after him. But at the end scenes we saw basically the team of ...
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English translation of the temple chants in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

Does anyone know the English translation of the temple chants in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Like what they're singing and what Mola Ram is saying? Been wondering this for a long long time.
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Film with a hero whose memories of last years are erased

There is a film that my friend saw 10 years ago, but remembers only the plot. Is there anyone who knows what film is he talking about? Here is the plot. The film is about a man, who doesn't remember ...
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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...
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366 views

Childrens' cartoon from early 2000's about time travel

I am trying to remember this cartoon that I used to watch and get really excited about as a child. It involved a child and i think a side kick? that would go back in time and go on adventures with ...
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203 views

Rocky Balboa flashback scene with Mickey Goldmill

In the movie Rocky Balboa (2006) there is a scene where Rocky visits the old gym where he trained for his fight with Apollo Creed. In this scene he has a flashback of Mickey Goldmill giving him a pep ...
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120 views

A miniseries or two-part movie about a love story between two doctors

Here's all I can remember: Year: ~ 15 years ago Language: English or French, maybe both Genre: Drama, Romance, possibly coming-of-age Story: It's about 2 doctors (male & female) who fell in ...
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148 views

Weird 70s movie where people go mad

Trying to get the name of a very weird movie I saw as a kid, which I assume was made in the 70s. It was about a cult and everyone was trapped in the area they lived (possibly by some invisible force ...
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217 views

Radioactive gold in Goldfinger [closed]

In the 1964 movie, Goldfinger tries to make the entire gold reserve of Fort Knox radioactive for 58 years (through Cobolt and Iodine), although this sounds quite clever, what do you think would happen ...
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67 views

A ghost movie from the 80s where the ghosts sink a yacht

I just remembered an old movie. I think it was from the 80s. It starts off with a navy captain marrying an albino woman to get her fathers ship, but on the honeymoon he sneaks off with the maid. The ...
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1answer
46 views

When was The Sound of Music first released on VHS

I've read that it could have been one of the 1st 3 movies to be released on VHS in 1977. Can anyone verify this?!
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254 views

How can Wells know what happened in the alternate time?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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1answer
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Which one of Sion Sono's movies is this scene taken from?

Which one of Sion Sono's movies is this scene depicting a young girl in a lake of blood taken from?
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610 views

How realistic is Mark Watney's self-operation?

After returning to the Mars station in The Martian, Mark Watney self-operates his wound. How realistic is that self-treatment?

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